Zimbabwe good in reply after Sri Lanka puts up 537

Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga raises his bat in celebration of his century during the second day's play in the first Test match between Sri Lanka and hosts Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club, on October 30, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Jekesai Njikizana

Ten years after scoring his maiden Test century, Upul Tharanga got his second as Sri Lanka did most of the running in the first Test against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on the second day. Tharanga’s first century had come against Bangladesh in March 2006, and his 110 not out on Sunday (October 30) helped Sri Lanka finish on 537. Having dropped seven catches in the field, Zimbabwe managed to fight back well with the bat and go to stumps on 88 for 1 in reply. Brian Chari fell in Rangana Herath’s first over, but Tinotenda Mawoyo reached the close on 41, with Hamilton Masakadza on 33. Tharanga had not played a Test in more than a year and was… Read More →

West Indies A clinch the One Day series 3-0

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West Indies A completed their one-day series, 3-0 against Sri Lanka A winning the third and final game by 8 runs (D/L method) today at R. Premadasa International Stadium. West Indies A – 305/5 in 47 overs: Jason Mohommed 105*, Andre McCarthy 102, Chadwick Walton 36, Rovman Powell 24, Nuwan Kulasekara 2/65. Sri Lanka A – 248/7 in 38 overs: Sandun Weerakkody 20, Danushka Gunathilaka 58, Charith Asalanka 23, Milinda Siriwardena 35, Dasun Shanaka 33*, Sachith Pathirana 34, Ronsford Beaton 2/38, Kesrick Williams 2/74.

2nd One Day at Kurunegala – Sri Lanka A v West Indies A

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2nd One Day, Windies ‘A’ won by 109 runs and take 2-0 unassailable lead in the three-match series. WI ‘A’ 347/9 ( Kyle Hope 107, Walton 70, Fudadin 57, Rovman Powell 52 – S Jayasuriya 4/54, Binura Fernando 2/70) v Sri Lanka ‘A’ 238 all out (42.1 ov, Shehan Jayasuriya 119, Charith Asalanka 44, D Shanaka 32: Rovman Powell 3/45, Deapon 2/41, Mayers 2/56) Full Scorecard

Rangana Herath to Captain Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe

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Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that veteran spinner Rangana Herath will lead the Sri Lanka Team in the 2 Test Series against Zimbabwe commencing on the 29th October in Harare. Hearth, who announced his retirement from the shorter format of the game in June, was the pivotal bowling performance is Sri Lanka’s historic Test Series win over Australia in August this year. Herath is lauded as a consistent and prolific spinner, who’s leadership skills will be put to good use in this Test Series.

Annual Contracts for National Players & Test Squad for the Zimbabwe Tour

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Further to the consent given by the players yesterday (20th of October), Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce that the 17 players who were offered Annual Contracts for the year 2016/17 have signed and accepted the same. Sri Lanka Cricket also wishes to inform that at a Selection Committee Meeting held on even date, the following players were selected for the Test Matches in Zimbabwe. 1. Angelo Mathews – Captain 2. Kusal Janith Perera 3. Kusal Mendis 4. Kaushal Silva 5. Dimuth Karunaratne 6. Dhananjaya de Silva 7. Niroshan Dickwella 8. Rangana Herath 9. Dilruwan Perera 10. Lakshan Sandakan 11. Kasun Madushanka 12. Lahiru Kumara 13. Lahiru Gamage 14. Suranga Lakmal 15. Asela Gunaratne Dinesh Chandimal was not selected for the above tour as he has not recovered from the operation to his… Read More →

Siriwardana to lead Sri Lanka ‘A’ ODI Squad against Windies A

Sri Lanka cricketer Milinda Siriwardana plays a shot during the first One Day International (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and Australia at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo on August 21, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ISHARA S.KODIKARA

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that at a Selection Committee Meeting held on even date, the following players were selected for the 3 One Day matches. 1. Danushka Gunathilaka 2. Sandun Weerakkody 3. Minod Bhanuka 4. Charith Asalanka 5. Milinda Siriwardana – Captain 6. Shehan Jayasuriya 7. Dasun Shanaka 8. Binura Fernando 9. Keshan Wijerathne 10. Kasun Rajitha 11. Amila Aponso 12. Lahiru Milantha 13. Shammu Ashan 14. Anuk Fernando 15. Alankara Asanka

Annual Contracts for National Players

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Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to inform that the 17 players who were offered to be appointed as National Contracted Players of Sri Lanka Cricket have officially consented to sign their respective contracts. The new National Contracts have been drafted to enable the players to benefit based on their performance. Given below are the 17 players:  Angelo Mathews  Rangana Herath  Dinesh Chandimal  Dimuth Karunarathna  Kusal Janith Perera  Suranga Lakmal  Lahiru Thirimanna  Dilruwan Perera  Kusal Mendis  Milinda Siriwardana  Nuwan Pradeep  Kaushal Silva  Dhanajaya de Silva  Dushmantha Chameera  Danushka Gunathilaka  Jeffery Vandersay  Lakshan Sandakan